Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May

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Climbing the 199 steps of Cape May Lighthouse is a rite of passage on the Jersey Shore. The view from atop the lighthouse covers all points of interest along the shore from north to south and east and west. Bring your camera and a bottle of water for the ascent. The "Oil House" near the base of the lighthouse houses the visitor center with a museum that shares the lighthouse's story. Use our Cape May road trip planning site to arrange your visit to Cape May Lighthouse and other attractions in Cape May.
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  • stormy weekend which makes looking at the ocean all the more interesting. beautiful beach regardless and always lots of fun 
    stormy weekend which makes looking at the ocean all the more interesting. beautiful beach regardless and always lots of fun  more »
  • Great place to visit, with interesting views for lots of opportunities for some fabulous dune and beach pictures. Entrance area had friendly helpful staff. 
    Great place to visit, with interesting views for lots of opportunities for some fabulous dune and beach pictures. Entrance area had friendly helpful staff.  more »
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  • Cape May is a nice place to visit anytime of the year. Myself, I tend to enjoy to go now. Springtime. The crowds are smaller and so are the sweat beads. And, most importantly, the birds are so so so plentiful. From the arriving, amazing Ospreys to the beautiful, exotic, departing Snowy Owl. If you are a photographer, this is the time to be here. 😊
  • I've been visiting this lighthouse since I was a kid, and I'm so happy to be able to bring my own kids here now, which we did this past weekend. Facility was clean, staff was friendly (the employee at the top of the lighthouse was so knowledgeable, and I appreciate how patient she was with my girls), and the cost for climbing the lighthouse was reasonable. It wasn't very crowded, just light traffic up and down, but everyone was still very courteous about stepping aside for others. No complaints; we look forward to returning in the summer!

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